Fall National Fitness Competition

Event Details

October 13-27, 2017

Event Description

Starting October 13, all Boys & Girls Clubs are invited to host a National Fitness Competition event for one day only! The competition is a BGCA program hosted by Nestle, held twice per school year. These local competitions are meant to inspire youth to be physically active by tracking their accomplishments and improvements. The event has a set of required activities, but can be customized by each Club to make it the best experience possible! Each Club member will receive a certificate upon completion of the event as recognition for all their hard work. BGCA and Nestle hope that these competitions will encourage youth to set and attain tangible fitness goals in and outside of the Club!

For more resources on hosting a National Fitness Competition at your Club or to register now, go here!


2017 Native Summit – Celebrating 25 Years of Native Clubs

Event Details

November 14-16, 2017
Fort Myers, Florida

Event Description

Boys & Girls Clubs of America's Native Services Unit will be hosting the 2017 Native Summit in Fort Myers, FL. This will be a perfect time for you to gather valuable skills and information to provide our Native youth and communities with the best possible service. It is also an amazing opportunity to meet new people who work with Native communities, reconnect with old friends, and network with and learn from BGCA leadership, Native Club professionals and Tribal and Board Leaders.

Rooms have been reserved at a rate of $129 per night. You can make your reservations at this link or by calling the hotel at (239) 466-4000.

Notes: If your organization will require a scholarship to attend this event, please contact your Director of Development to make the request. Also, please remember to bring your Tribal Flag to be included in the Entry of Flags. We encourage you to wear your regalia for the Grand Entry and evening Social. 

We hope you can join us! Register here.


October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month!

Event Description

Now that all ages are consumers of the internet, it is even more crucial that the necessary steps are taken to keep our youth safe online. This year marks the 14th year of National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM). Each year NCSAM highlights the overall message of STOP. THINK. CONNECT.

  • STOP: make sure security measures are in place.
  • THINK: about the consequences of your actions and behaviors online.
  • CONNECT: and enjoy the internet.

Each theme being focused on during this month will include capstone concepts of the campaign, like “Keep a Clean Machine,” “Protect Your Personal Information,” “Connect with Care,” “Be Web Wise,” “Be a Good Online Citizen,” “Own Your Online Presence” and “Lock Down Your Login.” The internet is a shared resource and should therefore be ‘Our Shared Responsibility’.

To learn more about how you can support NCSAM on social media, at home, at work, at school and in the community visit the Stay Safe Online website!


Mentoring in Real Life Webinar Training

Event Details

Webinar Recording and Resource

Event Description

As part of the Collaborative Mentoring Webinar Series funded by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention through the National Mentoring Resource Center, training webinars are held monthly which aim to guide collaborative mentoring practices that can be utilized among youth serving organizations who understand the mentoring in real life means staying up to date with current trends.

The Mentoring in Real Life webinar training, previously recorded, covered National Mentoring Month tools and activation of those tools. This included best practices with social media in order to drive recruitments, as well as building successful media relationships. Campaign tools from National Mentoring Month are for year round recruitment, visibility, and creation of innovative practices. Social media can also be a powerful tool for engagement of the community and increasing visibility within a community. To build a successful media relationship is to increase recognition and distribution of the importance of mentoring.

Click here to view the presentation, download the presentation slides, and find an additional resource on how mentoring organizations can engage with media.


USDA Webinar Series Offers Farm to School Strategies for Native Communities

Event Description

If you are seeking ways to incorporate healthy eating and Native foods into your Club programs, you can learn from this free Farm to School webinar series. “Farm to Table” or “Farm to School” is the quick way to describe food’s journey from where it is grown to where it is eaten. In April and May, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Office of Community Food Systems hosted a four-part webinar series focused on strategies to integrate Farm to School models into Native communities. Each webinar features a different guest speaker who shares best practices for ways to bring Native youth closer to their local food traditions and to build sustainable partnerships for nutrition programs. These are a great resource for anyone looking to promote healthy eating and Native culture and for programs like On the T.R.A.I.L. to Diabetes Prevention.

Check out the four webinars below to learn more about Farm to School and what it could look like in your community!

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BGCA Native Services Unit
Dallas Service Center
2107 N. Collins Boulevard
Richardson, TX 75080

Direct: 972-581-2374